Weird and wonderful societies
Fetishists, onesie enthusiasts, and robot football: Vote now for the UK’s weirdest university society
This intense game is played by Bangor, Stirling, Aberdeen, Portsmouth, and many more universities. It’s like normal hockey, but the sticks are shorter and you can’t breathe.
Celebrating a fondness for bondage, latex and other sexual oddities, Fetish Soc has popped up at Birmingham, York, and UEA.
Hide and Seek Soc
Exeter, Plymouth and Nottingham students are signing up in droves to play campus-wide games of hide and seek.
The Assassins’ Guild
Warwick, Durham, Cambridge, Sheffield and Birmingham take it one step beyond by setting up their own Assassins’ Guilds. Basically real life Assassin’s Creed with Nerf guns and foam swords replacing blades and crossbows.
Humans vs. Zombies
This Royal Holloway society takes things even further, with 24/7 tag survival games where members fight off ravenous hordes of the undead.
Oxford and Sussex both have societies dedicated to liking cats. Seriously.
Controversial joke candidate and Tab-backed victor of Oxford University Student Union elections LJ Trup campaigned on a manifesto (written in crayon) which included the amalgamation of all University societies into one grand Society Society, or Soc Soc.
Nicolas Cage Society
Meme culture is infiltrating universities more every day, and many unis such as Lincoln and Sussex are seeing societies set up to honour the Face/Off actor.
Fancy hanging out in a field with a bunch of sweaty history nerds in period-accurate outfits? You might like to try re-enactment soc.
Playing games like Pub Quidditch and dressing up like wizards – What’s not to like? Harry Potter Societies are being set up all over the country, and some universities also have their own Quidditch teams.
If your uni is full of people named Tarquin from Surrey (which it probably is), it’s important for people from up north to stick together. That’s why (aye) some Exeter students decided to set up a society just for Northerners.
Trips to Legoland, building university buildings in Lego, and all sorts of other child-like activities! So if you’re at Staffs, Imperial or Portsmouth you won’t have to Lego of your childhood.
Twenty Minute Society
You get a text telling you a location, and you’ve got 20 minutes to get there. Simple. This society has popped up at Newcastle, Lancaster and Birmingham, and locations include comedy nights and paintballing.
Plymouth University Robot Football Team
Yes, this is actually a thing. Boffins at the University of Plymouth have set up a team of footballing humanoid robots.
No, it’s not a group for scrotum enthusiasts, it’s Liverpool Sack Racing Society! Can’t wait to see that on the BUCS website.